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Cities (12)

Country RankWorld RankCityTime lost per yearCongestion level 2021Change from 2019Change from 2020
1Vancouver75 hours
33%
6%
15% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
3%
10% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
2Montreal55 hours
24%
5%
17% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
4%
20% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
3Toronto55 hours
24%
9%
27% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
2%
9% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
4London46 hours
20%
3%
13% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
2%
11% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
5Halifax43 hours
19%
6%
24% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
2%
12% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
6Winnipeg43 hours
19%
3%
14% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
2%
12% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
7Quebec41 hours
18%
4%
18% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
4%
29% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
8Ottawa41 hours
18%
11%
38% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
1%
5% less traffic in 2021 vs 2020
9Calgary32 hours
14%
4%
22% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
1%
8% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
10Hamilton32 hours
14%
5%
26% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
2%
17% more traffic in 2021 vs 2020
11Edmonton29 hours
13%
3%
19% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
0%
0% less traffic in 2021 vs 2020
12Kitchener-Waterloo27 hours
12%
4%
25% less traffic in 2021 vs 2019
0%
0% less traffic in 2021 vs 2020

Average number of traffic anomalies in 2021

Days with the congestion lower or higher more than two times in comparison with respective days in 2019.

43days
7 days of
high traffic
36 days of
low traffic

Day with the highest traffic congestion

Day with the highest traffic congestion

September
17
Friday
58%
Reached in
Vancouver

Changes in congestion level month on month

Explore how congestion changed across the months in 2020 and 2021 when compared to the same month in 2019. Results show the number of cities affected.

increase in congestion
no change in congestion
decrease in congestion
  • 2021 vs 2019
  • 2020 vs 2019

MONTHLY CHANGES IN CITIES

Check how the monthly congestion level changed in 2021 in comparison to 2019.

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increased in 2021
decreased in 2021
Vancouver
0 months
12 months
Montreal
0 months
12 months
Toronto
0 months
12 months
London
3 months
9 months
Halifax
1 months
11 months
Winnipeg
2 months
10 months
Quebec
2 months
10 months
Ottawa
0 months
12 months
Calgary
1 months
11 months
Hamilton
0 months
12 months

Biggest decrease

Biggest increase

WORKING DAYS VS WEEKENDS

What did the traffic look like during the working days and weekends when compared to 2019?

working day
weekend

Shift in rush hours

What were the rush hour timings across different cities from 2019 to 2021? What changed over the years.

1 city
all cities
AM peak
PM peak

Difference in rush hours

How congested was Canada during rush hour throughout 2021 in comparison to 2020 and 2019?

AM peak
PM peak

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